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Simon Potts is the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Manager at the University of South Australia (UniSA) and current Chair of the Australia and New Zealand Quality and Accreditation Network (ANZQAN) executive team. For the past three years, Simon has led the initial AACSB accreditation and EFMD (EQUIS) reaccreditation for UniSA Business. Prior to this, Simon worked in strategic planning, quality improvement and risk management in universities and professional bodies across Australia and in the UK.
Helen Matich is the Senior Manager of Performance and Quality Services at Monash Business School in Melbourne, Australia. In this role since 2016, Helen leads a team that integrates the functions of accreditation management, data analytics, academic governance and strategic planning to support quality assurance across the business school. What inspires Helen most about accreditation is the opportunity to tell the story of a dynamic community of researchers and educators and the school’s role in shaping change for good.
Gillian Yeo is Professor of Accountancy and Associate Dean (Faculty) at Nanyang Business School (NBS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU). She was formerly the Interim Dean of NBS.
Prior to joining NTU, Gillian held senior accounting and finance positions in multinational corporations (PriceWaterhouse and Texas Instruments). She obtained her doctorate degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was also a recipient of the Public Administration Medal (Silver) at the National Day Awards 2012 in Singapore.
Gillian’s teaching interests are in Financial Statement Analysis and Accounting Recognition & Measurement. Her research has been published in leading scholarly journals and her publications are in the areas of accounting disclosures and capital market valuations, executive compensation, firm performance and valuation, corporate governance and corporate finance issues.
Gillian is a Fellow of CPA (Australia) and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA). She served as a board member of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore and was a member of the Public Accountants Oversight committee. She served as a board member of the Singapore Accountancy Commission, chaired the Research Advisory Group and was on the Advisory Council of the Singapore Chartered Accountancy professional qualification. She served as a Council member of ISCA and chaired the Board of Education and Examinations Committee.
Piet Naudé is professor of Ethics and Director of the Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa and recently joined the EFMD as Director of the EDAF programme. He is a well-known academic, public speaker and column writer. Before his appointment at the USB, he was deputy vice-chancellor responsible for teaching and learning at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth. He has more than twenty years of management experience at a university.
He is a highly rated researcher and has published more than 100 articles in academic journals and has presented at almost 150 national and international conferences and academic occasions on topics related to public ethics and forms of social justice. He is a member of a number of academic societies.